Thursday, October 22, 2015

Does the Heritage Foundation Control the Republican Party?

The Heritage Foundation helped force House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to step down from his post, and now it appears that they are providing a platform for ultra-conservative groups like the Tea Party Caucus and Freedom Caucus to plan their next moves.  Here is more from The Washington Post:
Defaulting on the federal debt?  Not a problem.  Shutting the government to defund Planned Parenthood.  So be it.
These were a couple of the take-aways from Wednesday's installment of "Conversations with Conservatives," a monthly luncheon sponsored by the Heritage Foundation (parent company of the House GOP caucus) and catered by Chick-Fil-A, the fast-food chain owned by religious conservatives.  The 10 men on this dais, members of the Freedom Caucus, the Republican Study Committee, the Tea Party Caucus and other conservative factions, might be considered the politburo of the new conservative order in the House.

And while on the topic of the Heritage Foundation, Think Tank Watch should note that Dickinson State's new Heritage Foundation has no relation to the Washington, DC think tank.